In the meantime, I've been looking for things to liven up our bay window and mantle. I need a little break from bunting, tassels and pompoms, and I can't hang one more set of Christmas lights in this place, so how about a garland of old flowers? Heads from my week-old bunch of ranunculus on a cord hung on the wall. Nice. I want to collect bits of nature and other flowers and add more to this garland, and cluster with others, too. Let them dry out, fine with me.
So easy. Old flowers, elastic cord, hot glue.
Pop off the heads, leaving a bit of stem.
Tie flower heads with double knots spaced along the cord wherever they look good to you.
Give the knot and back of the flower a good dollop of hot glue.
I tied the ends of my cord together so it could double as a necklace.
Pretty. We'll see how it looks in a few days!